Indoor Air Pollution can be Worse than Outside Air Day and night, your children are breathing in toxins, both outside and in your home. Most of us think of outside air when considering air pollution. But the EPA estimates that the level of indoor air pollution may be two to five times higher than …Read More
What do you need to know to provide healthy food for your kids? Here’s an important new finding: After reducing GMOs in their diets, 3,256 people reported improvements in 28 health conditions. Amazingly, many of these conditions were “nearly” or “completely” resolved. Jeffrey Smith, executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), summarizes …Read More
Your children are constantly exposed to germs that could possibly make them sick. People talk about a cold or a flu “going around” as if it were making the rounds infecting every child in its path. This is never the case. Exposure to viruses does not mean your child will get sick. The reality …Read More
A waterproof mattress protector is essential to protect your mattress from urine, spit-up, sweat and other bodily fluids that are part of life. Wet or damp mattresses provide a perfect environment for bacteria, mold, mildew and fungi, which can lead to a toxic sleep environment. Plus, wetness can ruin your mattress! Currently, the only way …Read More
That’s what I used to think. I’m the parent and it’s my responsibility to control my child. This did not go well at all with my strong-minded, unwavering daughter, since it seemed her main purpose in life was to do things her own way. She did not want to be controlled by anyone, especially me. …Read More
Choose a Healthy Organic Kids Mattress We recommend these healthy, non-toxic organic mattresses for your children. The following mattresses are a great investment in your child’s health and are designed to keep your child happy, safe and comfortable throughout childhood and beyond. Naturepedic Chorus Organic Mattress Cushion-firm support for those who need more pressure point …Read More
Is the Toxicity of your Kids Beds a Concern? How to Choose a Safe Non Toxic Organic Mattress If you’re shopping for kids beds, price and comfort may be your top priorities. But have you thought about the toxicity of a typical mattress? Kids spend a lot of time in their beds, and during that time …Read More
Eco Friendly or Green Labels Don’t Mean Much You’re doing your best to be a conscientious consumer—reading labels, recycling, buying organic foods and eco friendly or green products for your home. Looking for these “earth friendly” labels feels like an easy way to do the right thing. But beware – not everything that says “green” …Read More
Are Toxic Chemicals in Baby Crib Mattresses Poisoning Babies?
The Best Crib Mattress is Safe and Non-Toxic for Your Baby
By Jane Sheppard
Common materials in crib mattresses as well as bassinet and cradle mattresses can be harmful and even potentially life threatening to your baby. Just because these materials are used by the majority of manufacturers, doesn’t mean they are safe. And just because a baby crib mattress is organic does not mean it is non-toxic.
For the past 12 years, I have been thoroughly investigating all aspects of the safety and toxicity of baby crib mattresses to find the best crib mattress – the most non-toxic and the safest crib mattress available. There is a tremendous amount of confusing claims and misleading information out there on websites. I wrote the following report to help you distinguish facts from misinformation and find the best crib mattress for your baby.
Have you heard that toxic gases can cause SIDS or crib death? Toxic gases are generated from chemicals in crib mattresses. Basically, the theory is if a baby breathes or absorbs a lethal dose of the gases, the central nervous system shuts down, stopping breathing and then heart function. These gases can fatally poison a …Read More